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Latest arrangements on services of Hong Kong Public Libraries

To tie in with the Government’s latest anti-epidemic measures, members of the public must comply with the requirements of the Vaccine Pass and are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before admission for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. Please refer to the Details.

Calculation of overdue fines has been resumed from 5 May for late return of library items. Readers are advised to renew their borrowed items on time or return the overdue items as soon as possible in order not to incur overdue fines.

Collection Development Meeting

The terms of reference of the Collection Development Meeting are:

  1. to formulate, review, and revise strategies for collection development;
  2. to review the existing library collections;
  3. to apportion the funds available for acquisition of library materials;
  4. to consider and approve selections from subject librarians and branch librarians as well as suggestions for purchase from members of the public;
  5. to consider and approve proposed donations of books from members of the public.

The Meeting is chaired by Chief Librarian (Collections & Technical Processing) and consists of Chief Librarians, Senior Librarians, and Librarians from the Hong Kong Central Library, libraries in different districts, and functional units of the HKPL, who serve on the Meeting in rotation.